Earlier today Israeli Knesset Member Sofa Landver, member of the Yisrael Beiteinu party and Minister of Immigrant Absorption, visited The Ohel during a trip to the United States.
Times Square was jam packed and full of energy on Motzai Shabbos at the most spirited CTeen Havdalah ceremony to date. Despite the rain, thousands of teens joined together for an awe-inspiring and memorable havdalah.
A solemn ceremony was conducted in Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic Sea exclave, commemorating the thousands of Jewish victims of the Baltic “Death march” and its aftermath in 1945.
At a school where 27 percent of the student body is Jewish, Shabbat is no minor venue. Yet, despite the hundreds of students who show up to weekly dinners, Rabbi Leibel Lipskier decided to raise the bar: Shabbat 1000, a Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center-sponsored event, was held on Feb. 10 on the Newcomb Quadrangle. More than 1100 students were present.
Jewish women throughout the Former Soviet Union gathered last week for events that combined learning, relaxing and celebrating.
Rabbi Chanan and Tuba Chernitsky have moved to St. Johns, the capital city of Canada’s easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador, with their three young children to start a Chabad center.
“How many people can rent out Times Square and have a mad Jewish party there?” asks Koby Lerner, rhetorically. The 16-year-old from San Diego will be one of more than 1,500 other Jewish teens from countries around the world to share in a Havdalah ceremony and spend Saturday night in New York’s iconic neighborhood at Broadway and Seventh Avenue as part of the ninth annual CTeen International Shabbaton, to take place Feb. 24-26. And that’s after a weekend of spirited (and spiritual) celebrations, learning, touring, socializing and more.
A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university in the country will have one on site, the rabbi leading the effort told The Algemeiner.
They hear Grad missiles when they walk to synagogue on Shabbat, at a Torah class, during a youth club meeting. At night, when they put their children to bed, tucking them in and saying everything will be alright, they hear heavy artillery then, too.
107 Shluchim from around the world gathered at a strategic development Bootcamp in New York as part of the Chabad on Campus International Strategic Initiative.
Mar del Plata, located in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province, is a bustling beach city found on the country’s east coast. With a permanent population of 750,000, and nearly eight times that number of annual tourists, Mar del Plata is the seventh-largest city in Argentina and home to an estimated 5,000 Jews, who now have their own Chabad branch.
Growing up as the child of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries to Skokie, Ill., Chabad.org writer Menachem Posner remembers the weekend in the winter when his mother would go to New York for the annual Kinus Hashluchos. For her, it was a time to catch up with her siblings and parents, trade tips on education and camp administration, and most importantly, to bask in the presence of the Rebbe. But for the kids, it meant one thing: eggs.
As the CTeen INTL Shabbaton draws closer, chapters from around the world have begun preparing for the momentous and record breaking weekend. The 9th annual CTeen Shabbaton, which will take place IY”H 27-30 Shevat, is expected to draw over 2,000 teens, shluchim, and chaperones.
Chabad on Campus International has reported that during the fall and winter semesters alone, 109 students from 42 universities have attended Jewish learning programs with the assistance of their Lamdeni Initiative. The students spend at least three weeks in learning programs based in Israel and the United States.
Since arriving in Arizona in 2012, Rabbi Ephraim and Mushkie Zimmerman have made a big difference in the lives of many Jewish seniors living in the Oro Valley area.
Lubavitch.com features stories about day-to-day Shlichus from Chabad emissaries around the world in a series titled Life Sketches. In this story, Mrs. Faygie Matusof of Madison, Wisconsin, relates the story behind a mysterious donation a man from Colorado made to her son’s Chabad House.
A new project launched by the Colel Chabad charitable organization together with Israel’s Ministry of Social Services and Welfare is working to provide disabled adults with communal apartments specifically intended to address their individual challenges and needs.
An exciting series of personal development seminars are taking place throughout Russia this month, designed to provide young Jewish adults with the opportunity to take a deeper look at themselves and the world around. There are seven seminars, called Zoom, one for each geographical region of the country.
For the first time ever, Chabad of Washington University in St. Louis hosted a landfill-free Shabbos dinner – from which no waste was thrown in the garbage – in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.
Bob Tennenbaum was 28 years old when he was hired as the chief architect and planner for one of America’s early planned communities, Columbia. A picturesque city in Maryland, Columbia was conceived as a utopia of sorts, open to all, regardless of race, religion, or financial status. Twenty-one miles south of Baltimore, Columbia has seen a lot of development since it was first settled in 1967.
Dozens of Jewish teenagers gathered in Volgograd, Russia, last weekend for a local EnerJew youth movement seminar. The seminar was the first combined event for youth from Volgograd and Saratov, as both of these cities only joined the movement in the fall.
It’s that time of year again; The CTeen International Shabbaton, the largest youth Shabbaton in the country, is less than three weeks away. What began nine years ago with forty-teens has expanded to 1,516 set to arrive this year, iy’h. When calculated with chaperones, and staff, the number jumps to a whopping 2,034 participants, making this the largest Shabbaton to be hosted in Crown Heights to date.